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Scan Recipes into software?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by crossing75, Feb 4, 2004.

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  1. crossing75

    crossing75 Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have a slew of recipes in several drawers in my house. What I would like to do, is to scan the recipes into some kind of program, where I can just go open the program and type in recipe that I need.
    Does anyone know of any program that you can do this?
    I really don't want to sit and type each recipe one by one.

    Marilyn
     
  2. mhoydis

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    I've used a program once called Textbridge. It does exactly what you describe. It came bundled with my scanner.

    http://www.scansoft.com/textbridge/

    If you don't already have it, it's going to set you back $80 or so.

    Do your recipies have to be editable? If not, just make regular ole scans of 'em and browse them as images.
     
  3. JayT

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    What kind of software came with your scanner? What you need is OCR (optical character recognition) software. Textbridge (as suggested above) is good, but in my opinion for your needs Abbyy FineReader Home 5.0 is better and it costs only $31.00. You can find it at: http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?affid=808&item=480983

    I am not sure it will work with WinXp. But you did not say what operating system you are using.

    http://www.softwaredigger.com/a/Abby_FineReader/

    It is $24.99 here.

    I am using Abbyy FineReader 6.0 now, but have used the 5.0 Home edition in the past. It is easy to use and is probably one of the best OCR programs there is.
     
  4. mhoydis

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    These are typed recipies, right? (Not hand-writen?)
     
  5. md2lgyk

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    Simpler solution perhaps: As a Christmas present for my wife, I found a CD at Wal-Mart that has 1 million recipes on it. Only cost $10. How many recipes does one need?
     
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  7. crossing75

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    Wow thank you everyone for giving quite a few options to work with!
    I will get right on this, again thanks to all of you.

    Marilyn:D
     
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